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good morning. i'm tai hernandez. >> i'm t.j. holmes. here are some of the top headlines this morning awn "world news now." it was a long and winding road for millions of americans returning home after the four-day thanksgiving weekend. many disrupted by flight delays, bad weather and a bomb scare. full details of travel hassles justice ahead. a happy reunion for a 13-year-old boy who disappeared four years ago. he was rescued after taxing his mother saying he was being kept behind a wall in his dad's georgia home. pope francis spoke out against militants like isis during his visit to turkey. he called for people of all faiths to take action and for moderate muslims to condemn the violence as well. nasa is working toward thursday morning's launch.
the capsule will orbit the earth nearly five times before splashing down into the pacific. the test flight is considered the first step toward a mission to mars. those are some of the stories we're following an this monday, december 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." let's start with all those delays and disruptions that were a real challenge for a lot of people traveling on the busiest travel day of the year. >> more than a few bumps in the road. here's abc's david kerley. >> this is the security line. for midway airport. >> reporter: more than 2.5 million travelers packing airports. at chicago's miss way, security lines looping through the terminal. denise whitaker from our seattle affiliate facing this mile-long line on her way home. >> i've been here now a total of seven hours. took us about an hour and 15 minutes to get through that long security line. >> reporter: at new york's jfk
airport, a security scare. a bomb threat against this american airlines flight arriving from barcelona spain. the flight was met by law enforcement and 200 on board evacuated to the tarmac. >> told us to keep our baggage still and stay seated and not to move. >> reporter: it got kind of alarming whoen you saw the men in the bomb disposal outfits all dress inside silver. it was actually kind of out of a space movie. >> reporter: no explosives were found. across the country, 180 flights canceled. more than 2600 delayed. an arctic blast bringing biting winds to the midwest and plunging temperatures to denver where low visibility caused delays and forced airlines to divert incoming flights. western storms bringing much-needed rain. with the good, the bad. delays in the sky and on the roads. officials warning drivers to slow down. 90% of those traveling this holiday season are driving. the problem at chicago's midway airport was a tsa staffing issue. not enough officers, and it just
snowballed. overall there were a quarter of the number of cancellations as of wednesday. half the number of deladelays. much easier to get home from the holidays. david kerley, washington reagan airport. rain in the west tapering off today. dangerous cold blows into the plains and all the way to texas. otherwise a mild day in the east. >> 50s and 60s along the atlantic. 70s in florida. subzairo windchills in the plains. 30s in the northwest and northern rockies. crews in southern california scrambling to clean up a big mess after heavy downpours triggered a mud slide. it shut down the ten-mile stretch of the pacific coast highway in malibu. it's not clear when this is going to reopen. there were two cars trapped between the falling debris. everybody inside had to be rescued. they are okay. no injuries reported. the fbi has joined the
search for a missing philadelphia student. shane montgomery disappeared early thanksgiving morning after bouncers at a bar told him to leave. they are poring over surveillance tape recorded around the neighborhood. his mother says her son did not appear to be drnk when he left. fellow students are in grief this morning at ohio state university. football player kosta karageorge's body was found over the weekend. karageorge disappeared last wednesday after singled his mother aye text message about the concussions he suffered. his body was discovered in a dumpster. a handgun was found nearby leading police to conclude he killed himself. ray rice is a free agent. there's word several teams have shown interest in him. we're also hearing from rice's wife, the woman he knocked out in the infamous elevator incident at a new jersey casino. ryan smith with more. >> reporter: with big games playing out across the nfl, with the playoffs an the line, ray rice is a man without a team, for now.
eligible to sign with any club after winning his case against the nfl friday. espn now reporting four teams have shown interest in the super bowl winning running back. but none of likely to pick him up this season. this weekend, rice's wife jenae standing by her husband, speaking ot about that brutal attack in the elevator. >> in my heart, i knew our relationship wouldn't be over because i knew this isn't us and it's not him. >> reporter: as the ravens gave a sprinkling of fans sportd rice jerseys. many split on whether he will or should be back. >> one man hits his wife and knocks her out and is reinstated, i don't think it's right. >> i don't agree with what he did. he got punished. now let him make his money. >> reporter: daunto stallworth was convicted of manslaughter yet returned a year later and michael vick served 21 months in prison for dogfighting and now starts for the new york jets. still experts say rice has a
long way to go. >> teams will look at that and say that video is too much for us. >> that video is too tough to forget? >> absolutely. i don't think any team really wants to be a part of that. >> reporter: while rice's former team, the baltimore ravens, is unlikely to bring rice back, many teammates are firmly in his corner. one saying he thinks rice will do the right thing if given another opportunity and another saying he's happy his friend ray rice will be given a second chance. ryan smith, abc news, baltimore, maryland. president obama is keeping a pledge he made after the ferguson grand jury decision. he's hoeftsing a series of meet bgs the police and minority communities. they are aimed at building trust after the death of michael brown and the grand jury's decision not to indict officer wilson. no word on whether the president will say yes to calls that he visit ferguson himself. could be a challenging day back at work for a certain staffer when congress returns to work. that staffer gained notoriety for criticizing the first
daughters. gloria riviera explains. >> reporter: the backlash is building against republican congressional staffer eliz both lawton for her facebook rant against the obama girls. it all started when sasha and malia appeared at the presidential pardoning of two turkeys. lawton apparently seeing their, well, teenage behavior as some sort of breach of first family etiquette. i get it. you are both in those awful teen years but you're part of the first family. try to show a little class. she didn't stop there. then again, your mother and father don't respect their positions very much so i'm guessing you come up short in the role model department. and finally this for the 13 and 16-year-old first daughters. dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at the bar. a firestorm erupting on twitter. cyberbullying in your 30 sns go back your box now and avoiding for thor embarrassment tomorrow. keep it classy, #fire eliz both
lauten. >> traditionally presidential kids have been off limits and this is really a breach of washington etiquette. >> reporter: lauten later posted of this. after many hours of prayer, i can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. i'd like to apologize. as for the president, no comment. but when he and the girls showed up at a book store over the weekend, everyone was happy to see them. holiday shoppers may be holding out -- excuse me. this has nothing to do with the previous story, which was ridiculous, but i do have a little cough. retail analysts say holiday shoppers may be holding out for deeper discounts after disappointing black holiday weekend. sales dropped 11% from last year. shoppers did spend $51 billion over the long holiday weekend. a sign some shoppers may be careful with their money after the recession while others do not want to fight the crowds or
even care about rock bottom prices after thanksgiving. >> sony is working an a gadget that could be on someone's list next holiday season. it's a watch made from what they call electronic paper. it's airplane to change tarks peerance depending on the gesture and has 24 pattern designs which the user can select. no word on how much one would cost but they'll be available around the middle of next year. a movie theater in l.a. is taiking a page from the smell-o-vision playbook. the theater is offering what it calls 4dx. the seats buck and dip with the action on the screen. compressed air blasts simulated flying bullets and two water effects. a mist skwaiquirted in front. many are loving it. many 4dx shows. >> simulated flying bullets? >> oh, and the mist.
you know, that -- >> we're simulating. >> they are simulating a bad hair day for me. and the earthquake. >> this is a disaster happening right now. >> and the smell. that's our smell-o-vision. just what i want when i go to the movies sitting next to strangers. interesting smells. coming up, we're going to be talking worthwhile deals for online shoppers on this cybermonday that you might want to jot down. also ahead, threatening and illegal phone calls from doebts collectors. how one woman said enough is enough and fought back and within. and the "star wars" movie trailer burning up the internet and what each second of this sneak peek reveals to fans. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by delsyn. and the winner of this year's superstar... (coughs) coughing can really be disruptive. with a record breaking fifty million votes, your superstar is... that's why there's delsym. delsym helps silence coughs for a full 12 hours with an advanced time release formula for all day or all night relief.
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as millions of americans burn up the internet today on this cybermonday, shopping for online deals, here's something to think about when you run up your credit card balance. >> some debt collectors will do anything to get their money. abc's rebecca jarvis introduces us to one woman who fought the debt collectors and won. >> good morning [ bleep ]. >> reporter: you are listening to actual calls from debt collectors. >> i want my money or else i'll kill you. >> reporter: some so outrageous, they sound like somebody is getting punked. but they're no joke. this collector who uses the name john andirson when making calls says he follows the law, pretty much. >> pretty much means you can push the edges a little bit. >> reporter: would you call them names? >> not really. >> reporter: but jessica burke says the collector she encountered wasn't so careful about following the rules. >> 15 text messages a day. they weren't professional at all. >> can you read them all?
>> 200 porky pig 200 pound slob in a double wide. >> reporter: she never met her collector face to face, but we have. >> it's john anderson. >> did you send her text messages? >> no. >> she says you sent her text messages calling her porky pig. >> that's not in a vocabulary. it's not something i would have said. >> reporter: she sued anderson. >> you turned the tables back on him. >> reporte >> yes, exactly. >> reporter: a jarks warded jessica more than $33,000. now she was the collector and he was the one who had to pay up. >> i came out on top. i fought back. he can't bother me anymore. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> do you think she call him and harassed him for her money. >> it's interesting. there are a lot of rules governing what they can and can't do.
they cannot use the threat of violence or harm in any circumstance. >> and she's right. and that piece, he sounds like a joke or you're being punked. i can't believe those are actual calls. >> i can't believe he'd think someone would pay money? i guess just to get rid of you? >> to scare you enough. that's it. scare you to the point of, hey, just pay them off. we'll be talking about deep discounts coming up on this cybermonday. >> and we've got expert money saving advice on how and where to shop online today. get ready, folks. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
if you didn't head to the stores after your mg dinner over the next day for the contact sport known as black friday, holiday shopping, well, now is your time to point, click and buy. >> this is cybermonday. the day to get all those great deals online. >> reporter: cybermonday. is it even a thing anymore or is it game over? hold on. cybermonday has extra lives. but it's definitely changed. for one thing it can be called cybershoe day. toms has 25% off. the diskont site 6:00 p.m. adds
another blanket discount on their whole inventory. and don't forget about amazon. they have loads of frey boots at 50% off and cole haans for men. deal watchers used to say wait until right before christmas, but this year a change. we expect some of the very best prices of the season on cybermonday. >> one of the hottest toys is anything frozen. this elsa snow glow doll for $28.88 is the hottest toy of the year. >> reporter: toys "r" us has princess and me dolls 15% off. this trampoline for $199. 100 bucks off. even the xbox one will be marked down to $329 at various sites online. next hotel rooms. cybermonday is loaded with deals. like orbitz, 20% off roofs. red roof inn has 30% off and destination results has 30% to 40% off vail and tahoe.
the biggest savings potential is big ticket items. appliances. we expect steers diskont heavily. home depot has historically had big cybermonday sales. it's far from dead. it's now the action-packed catch all final sale of the black friday season. becky worley, abc news, oakland, california. >> hard to resist. >> i was literally trying to take notes. what was the 6 one? >> 6pm.com. shoes and clothes. i can't watch these pieces. i get myself in trouble. >> just shoes? >> clothes as well. it's good to know. good to know. >> seriously, i was listening. tom's. love tom's shoes. diskont there. but is this the day everybody goes to work and no production is done, right? >> i know. sometimes i think if i buy it on sale, do i want it or just because it's cheap. >> it's on sale. you can't pass this up, even
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♪ all right. 40 million views in just a few days. it's fair to say "star wars" fans, we're all pretty geeked up about the release of the brand new trailer for "the force awakens." although it won't be released until next december, they are trying to pick up on clues. nick watt tries to help them out. >> there's been an awakening. have you felt it? >> reporter: yes, yes, i have like every geek in the nation, i'm poring over all 88 seconds of the "star wars" the force awakens trailer. >> i got chills when the music came an. i got chills. >> we got to see a few of the
character. >> the millennium falcon -- >> reporter: got you all fired up? >> a few of the star fighters. >> i grew up on "star wars" and watched it multiple times. >> reporter: as yoda said on his death bed -- >> what you have learned -- >> reporter: so the millennium falcon is back. the x fighters are back. but there's a new droid with wheels and what looks like an upgraded light saber. desert scenes also suggest a return to luke's homeland. but the big questions unanswered. >> i wonder if it's going to be like -- >> talking about the force awakening. what that means, we have no idea. >> where does the force awaken? >> reporter: this theater played the trailer over and over and then they talked and talked. >> it felt like "star wars."
>> the first shot was like dripping sweat. it's like the storm trooper outfit is like scuffed. >> clearly seeing a team that has listened and understands the importance of these little tiny details. >> reporter: this guy in l.a. hasn't seen it yet. >> i'm expecting to see haan, luke, chewy, r2 and maybe some of the new cast members. but -- >> reporter: nick watt, abc news, hollywood. >> yeah. they got together to discuss seconds of a trailer. >> yes. >> that's how big of a deal it is. >> that's what i love about "star wars." there are fans and then fans. >> i don't know which category i belong in. i'm a big fan. i'm a huge fan. >> how many times did you watch the trailer? >> twice. >> it's more than once.
this morning on "world news now" -- campus heartbreak. an ohio state football player who disappeared after complaining about suffering concussions is found dead. >> the worst thing for you is to have another concussion while still recovering from a first one. >> the grief at school and serious questions about his minutal and physical state. ferguson firestorm. why the officer who shot and killed michael bron has resigned. why the city is still tense and how the president is addressing the controversy today. and spending frenzy. after the black friday weekend, retailers are planning to lure you online today. >> it's really a cyber month of deals. cybermonday is the summit. >> today's huge surprise for retailers after dropping prices and opening stores earlier than ever. it's monday, december 1st.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, good morning an this back to work monday. button those pants and get the attitude going. good morning. i'm tai hernandez. >> good to have you back with us. i'm t.j. holmes. we start with this story after this holiday weekend. we hoped this story would have a happier ending. >> the ohio state football player found dead this weekend was remembered last night at a vigil on campus. hundreds of students attended including teammates from the football and wrestling teams. >> kosta karageorge disappeared wednesday after sending his mother a text message about the concussion he suffered. >> reporter: police confirming the death of a missing ohio state football player whose family sid he was suffering from concussions. the body of kosta karageorge was found in a dumpster not far from where he disappeared wednesday morning. he apparently shot himself.
>> we have recovered a firearm at the scene. the investigation is ongoing. confirmation through tattoos. it is confirming his identity. >> reporter: his family alerted police after the enthusiastic 6'5", 285-pound athlete didn't show for practice. his mother concerned by his last text message to her. i am sorry if i'm an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all messed up. doctors say those hard hits to the head that cause concussions can lead to problems with concentration, memory and feelings of sadness and anxiety. >> the worst thing for you is to have another concussion while still recovering from a first one. >> reporter: karageorge played on even though his mother said he had several concussions. the search for a missing athlete is over but questions remain about whether his death could have been prevented. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. a 12-year-old cleveland boy shot dead by police last month
was remembered at a wake yesterday. tamir rice was carrying what police thought was a real gun. it turned out to be a toy. the shooting is under investigation. rice's funeral is wednesday. a boy who vanished four years ago has been reunited with his mother after he was rescued from a secret compartment in his father's home near atlanta. the missing 13-year-old texted his mother over the weekend giving her his exact location. he told her he was being kept behind a fake wall above the garage of his father's house. >> we found him. >> we hoopened the compartment where he was and i saw him and asked him to come forward and he was hourified. he was frozen with fear. >> the boy's father and facing charges including false impri n imprisonment and cruelty to children. crews are scrambling to clean a big mess after a dangerous mudslide. it shut don a ten-mile stretch
of the pacific coast highway in malibu. two cars were trapped but everyone inside was rescued. no juries reported. president obama hosts a series of meetings about policing in minority communities aimed at building trust after the death of michael brown and the grand jury's decision not to charge the police officer who killed him. protesters blocked traffic through the city for a second day. but some sense of relief as well after officer wilson's decision to resign from the police force. chuck sivertsen has more. >> reporter: darren wilson has takin off this uniform for the last time. >> officer wilson is no longer an employee with the city of ferguson. >> reporter: darren wilson had wondered about going back to work. >> you think they'd accept me? you think it would be safe for me? >> reporter: in a letter of res igination, wilson says i have been told my continued
employment may put the residents and police officers of the city of ferguson at risk which is a circumstance that i cannot allow. wilson's lawyer says he handed in his badge after learning of threats against the ferguson police. >> he simply said that's enough and it was time to regn. >> reporter: on the streets of ferguson, still seething from monday's grand jury decision not to charge wilson in the shooting death of michael brown, there was some relief. >> i believe he should have resigned. i do believe he should have been found guilty. >> reporter: wilson adds with my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal. >> this initiative is a proactive step in making the department more reflective of the demographics of our community. >> reporter: the justice department is still pursuing a civil rights investigation. >> it was not about darren wilson's job. it was about michael brown's justice. >> reporter: chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york.
emergency crews at jfk airport jumped into action after a bomb threat an a flight from spain. more than 200 passengers and crew were on board the american airlines flight from barcelona when someone e-mailed in the threat. it was allowed to land and taxied in away from the terminal. >> told us to keep our baggage still and stay seated. not to move. >> it got koond of alarming when you saw the men in the bomb disposal outfits all dressed in silver. it was like out of a space movie. >> reporter: the evacuation was calm and they were ark loud to take their carry-on items. they boarded buses for the terminal. no explosives were found on that plane. dramat icrescue at sea after a boat started taking on water off the coast of oregon. the crew had to deploy a life raft. >> mayday, mayday. i have five people on board and it's not looking good. >> the coast guard crew swooped
down in the darkness plucking three people from the raft. the other two were rescued by a boat and the fishing boat sank along with 2,000 gallons of diesel. a race car driver is all right after this fiery crash in brazil. he hit another car and went straight into that wall. after being helped from his car, he signaled he was okay. gave a big thumbs up. the other driver involved in the crash also not hurt. and weber also crashed an that same part of the course 11 years ago. experts say a comeback in the nfl is a long way off now that ray rice is a free agent without a team. even so, espn reports at least forteams have shown interest in the pro bowl running back. rice's suspension was thrown out last friday by an arbitrator who called it arbitrary. rice's wife is speaking out about the elevator incident that started the controversy surrounding them. >> in my heart, i knew our
relationship wouldn't be over because i know that this isn't us and it's not him. >> janay rice also says nfl commissioner roger good goodell not being honest when he said rice was being ambiguous about hiting her in the elevator. on the field, they were facing peyton manning and the broncos. no easy task. denver opened up the pass with two touchdown passes from manning. at five field goals, that was plenty. denver wins an the road. not a happy night for the chiefs but not was not the case in rio where it was a happy sunday for plenty of folks. it was their wedding day. >> 2,000 couples said i do. they do this all together at an arena. this was organized by the government. it's been in the works for eight years now. it was for couples who can't afford to have some big
extravagant wedding of their own. there were rings and kisses for everyone. we wish them the best of luck. >> i was going to say probably a lot better than paying for the whole wedding yourself and that was the whole pounint. >> you still have a good memory. a lot of folks around and it was all for love. >> 2,000 people at your own wedding. >> i'd like to check anthem on a few years. finding inspiration in your least favorite christmas sweater. >> and the tailor who makes sure the president is looking grate. his amazing life story and influence going beyond the needle and the thread. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol. this is the time of the year when the flu starts to spread. before the first sneeze, help protect with a spray.
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sony pictures is trying to determine if north korea is behind a brazen hack attack after five of his yet to be released moves were mosted online including annie and fury. north korea had reportedly threatened ed sony over the fil "the interview" about a plan to assassinate kim jong-un. black friday turned out to be a little dark for retailers. shoppers spent 11% less than last year. some say shoppers are still struggiling. others are doing so well they don't need to shop for bargains. black friday sales fell short of expectation. there's still a chance they could get a boost. >> cybermonday has officially arrived. can it make up the difference? linzie janis investigates.
>> reporter: grown men and women fighting over electronics. this shopper emerging from the scrum victorious. despite scenes like these, those initial numbers say fewer of us are willing to risk a black eye on black friday to get that deal. shopping on turkey day itself made up for some of that dip but one thing is clear. the rules of holiday bargain hunting are changing. so is cybermonday still the day to shop online? >> cybermonday is an amazing day to shop online but it's not the only day anymore. it's really a cybermonth of deals. i think cybermonday is the summit. >> reporter: for the best deals, mark elwood says head to online only retailers like 6 pm.com for clothes or zappos for shoes and newegg.com for electronics. >> there's a lot in it for them to make cybermonday a big thing. >> reporter: make sure you have all the latest apps to help you find the lowest price.
>> my favorite bargain hunting app is poach it. you can install it in your browser an your laptop and click on it before you check out at any website. it will scrape the internet for any coupon available so you're using a discount ray gun. >> reporter: our shopping expert's top tip? sign up for e-mails from the stores you love and watch the deals start rolling in. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> but you sign up for those e-mails and it's hard to slog through it. >> are you a cybermonday shopper? >> i might take a look around. i don't do any black friday shopping. >> people seem to be getting over it. now it's moving back to thursday and it's starting earlier. people just seem to be maybe getting turnover. >> i like to chill out. i did go out today. t.j., i saw you. >> this is last year's photo. >> look at all those gifts for me. love it. i wonder what's in those boxes. >> i didn't see the labels.
they did say tai, didn't they? >> a lot of the sales extend through sunday so there isn't all that incentive. coming up, we're going to cut above the rest. one man went from being a holocaust survivor to tailoring the suits of american presidents and the subtle way he may to influenced international diplomacy. in our next half hour, how a long lost painting was found by someone watching a children's moving. the owner clueless of the hidden treasure hanging in their living room. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues a
♪ whether it's the standard blue or tan, the presidential suit is so ever present you hardly even notice it. >> the man behind so many of those perfectly tailors suits explains in his book "measure of a man" what's hidden in those presidential pockets. here's asbestosbc's david wrigh. >> reporter: michael bloomberg and barack obama have something in common. their tail lor. martin greenfield whose suits are a cut above the rest. >> this is president obama's jacket? >> only for the president. >> reporter: he dresses hollywood, too. he made leo dicaprio's wardrobe for "the wolf of wall street." greenfield sewed his first stitch not on seventh avenue or
savile row but in auschwitz where his job in the camp laundry kept him alive. >> you'd never sewn before? >> i had informatinever sewn, n washed. so the tailor says, you're a tailor. 15 years old. >> reporter: when the allies finally liberated the camps, he lost his whole family. he had little idea the dashing american general who freed him -- >> eisenhower. >> reporter: would one day become a customer of the brooklyn tailor who taught him his craft. >> for the first time, i could touch something for the man that liberated me. do you know the feeling? amazing. >> reporter: he couldn't resist slipping notes into eisenhower's jackets, offering advice on the suez crisis. he told a reporter about it. >> reporter: later bill clinton
turned to greenfield, too. >> he says, can i tell you something, martin? do me a favor. don't write notes in my pocket. who told you i write notes? i said no, no, i'm going to give you a fax number. you f fax me anything y want. >> reporter: the ateleier in brooklyn is old school. >> everything is made the old-fashioned way. >> reporter: 120 workers, mostly immigrants, many working here 20-plus years. >> this is charlie. >> reporter: greenfield doesn't dwell an the holocaust, always keeping in mind his father's advice. >> last words you honor us by extending our life by living, not by crying. and that's what i do every minute of my day. >> reporter: there's that old saying, the clothes make the man. do you believe that? >> i believe it. >> reporter: but a tailor also
knows people in an intimate way. and i suspect that part of you would think the measure of the man isn't just the clothes. >> the measure of the man is not just clothes. the measure of the man is more. >> reporter: by any measure, martin greenfield is a treasure. >> look how that fits. >> reporter: david wright, abc news, brooklyn. >> get a little expert opinion before you walk out the door. >> a very intimate relationship between the guy, the tailor. you figure this out and you have to go through a lot of guys before you find the one. clearly he's a good one. >> so interesting. a holocaust survivor. he didn't tell most people in his life. they learned at his 80th birthday. it's really remarkable. >> what he's been able to do here, dressing presidents. isn't that something? >> why not. who dresses you, t.j.? >> i have a couple of guys.
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it's our best gain ever! in "the mix" today, often show you viral videos of people dancing. i'm going to show you one here with a twist. it's interesting on its own to see this woman going at it in a subway. there's more to the story. this is in tehran's subway system. this woman is dancing, defying the laws of her country of iran and she's doing it without a veil. this video was posted on a website called my stealthy freedom. this is what it's dedicated to. women of iran posting videos and pictures of themselves without their veils. there could be some trouble. we know some women earlier this year poisted videos of themselvs and were sentenced to have lashes. that was later reduced but this video is catching a lot of eyes
and maybe even the government's eyes at some point. it's going viral. now something very different to show you. and that's baby bats. whoever thought bats could be so cute. these are rescued bats. something happened to their mom. so they were taken in by the australian bat clinic and trauma center. they were snuggled up in blankets. and -- >> who knew you could swaddle a bat? >> most bats are vegetarian. they eat a lot of mosquitoes. they eat so many. >> you can buy a bat box. >> come live with us and eat our mosquitoes. >> those are two very different stories. the third, a completely different direction as well. the ugly christmas sweater. do you own one? >> no, but i'd like to have one. >> my parents have a closet of this. a company called shineesty is
making suits inspired by the ugly christmas sweater. they have three versions. the christmas, the rudolph and holiday tree suit. you can buy these things. these guys are sporting them pretty well. >> you might say that. looks like they're wearing wrapping paper to me. one more for you. this is an adorable little girl, alice, from england. she lives in the uk. she just won a great opportunity. she's going to be a toy tester for aldiis which they sell a lot of things. they are like the costco of europe. she landed this campaign. her mom will get $100 in vouchers to spend. she'll get to play with toys and pick the ones that are really fun to play with. >> who better than a 16-month-old to test toys. >> that's a good gig if you can get it. >> that's the news for this half
this morning on "world news now" -- finally found. police say a boy was locked in a secret room for years and his father is under arrest. his remarkable call for help and amazing rescue. travel turmoil. from bomb scares to nasty weather, airline passengers faced the unforgettable challenges. it's a long road home after thanksgiving now. missing masterpiece. a long lost painting spotted by a family watching the movie "stuart little." the sleuth who spotted it and a story worthy of a hollywood script. and dream come true for singing sensation susan boyle. at 53 years old, she's found more than fame. she's finally found love. that's in "the skinny" on this monday, december 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody.
headed back to work on this monday. back to work so you can shop, right? >> that's right. take a little time for yourself this morning. >> thank you all for being here. i'm t.j. holmes. >> i'm tai hernandez. a bizarre rescue in georgia triggered by the victim himself. a 13-year-old boy missing for four years saved after finding a way to contact his mother. >> the boy was hidden away in his father's home, but thanks to a frantic text message he's back with his mom. we get more from abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: a reunion four years in the making. a florida mother back with her 13-year-old son, first reported missing in 2010. >> i just couldn't believe it. we found him. >> reporter: police say the boy, who lived with his mother, disappeared after visiting his father in georgia. then out of the blue this weekend, she received a text message from her son telling her that he was at his father's
house being kept behind a fake wall hidden in a linen closet above the garage where police found him saturday. >> we opened the compartment where he was, and i saw him and asked him to come forward. and he was frozen with fear. >> reporter: police haven't revealed how the teen got the cell phone. neighbors say he wasn't always kept hidden and they had seen him outside in the past doing heavy yard work. >> i see him during school days outside working on the yard. long hours. >> reporter: now 37-year-old father gregory jean and his girlfriend, 42-year-old samantha davis, who officials say is already on probation for a previous child cruelty conviction, are charged with false imprisonment and child cruelty. the two are being held without bond, remaining behind bars. the boy they held for so long now free and back in his mother's arms. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new
york. the search for a missing ohio state university football player has ended with the discovery of his body. kosta karageorge disappeared last wednesday. he vanished after leaving his mother a text message about the concussions he suffered. police say he apparently killed himself. his body and a handgun were found in a dumpster a block from his apartment. the fbi has joined a search for a missing philadelphia student. shane montgomery disappeared early thanksgiving morning after bouncers at a bar told him to leave. his mother says her son did not appear to be drunk when he left. they are poring over surveillance tape around the neighborhood. police officer darren wilson has collected his last paycheck from the city offering ifman. wilson resigned from the force on saturday after a grand jury failed to indict him in the killing of michael brown. wilson had been on leave and collecting his salary since the shooting in august but he's
leaving his job with no severance pay. reverend al sharpton preached in ferguson at the church where michael brown's father is a member but the service was held in a tent in the parking lot because the church was burned down the night of the grand jury decision. he said the people there are not bitter and don't want violence, but they'll not give up the fight for justice. pope francis is demanding an end to attacks by isis terrorists. he spoke after his trip to turkey. he met with a group of young refugees who have fled syria, iraq and other conflict zones. he also called for an end to the persecution of religious minorities in those countries and constructive dialogue with muslim leaders. president obama is on the hunt for secretary of defense after the resignation of secretary chuck hagel. with trouble spots in iraq, syria, russia and a host of other countries, the landscape looks complicated for the next nominee. here now abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: the world looked a little different when president obama nominated chuck hagel for secretary of defense -- >> america's war in iraq will be
over. >> reporter: with the bush-era conflicts seemingly coming to an end, and a peace divided to be reaped, the president decided reform minded hagel was the right choice for the job. >> as we complete your mission in afghanistan -- >> reporter: guiding the pentagon through tough budget cuts and restructuring. but it was rough out the gate. gaffes at the confirmation hearing. >> i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: and then the deluge of world crises. just a few months after the secretary took office. >> chemical weapons were deployed against the syrian people. >>eporter: and then -- >> we begin with the urgent situation overseas in ukraine. >> reporter: and finally -- isis. hagel veering way off administration talking points and hitting the panic button. >> they are an imminent threat to every interest we have. >> reporter: by last month he sounded a bit awestruck about it all. >> i think we are living through one of these historic defining
times. i think we are seeing a new world order. >> reporter: add a thumping in the midterms, the president's approval rating on foreign affairs at a record low 31%, and it was hagel, seemingly the odd man out in white house debates, who was pressured to resign less than two years after he started. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. investigators are trying to determine the cause of a deadly blast in northeast arkansas. a house exploded yesterday afternoon killing two people. three others were airlifted to the hospital with serious burns. the flames spread quickly destroying just about everything. the only thing left standing was a brick fireplace. the biggest travel day of the year is now behind us. tens of millions hit the skies or roads to head home. for many americans it wasn't exactly smooth sailing. more from abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: more than 2.5 million people crammed into busy airports hoping all goes well
all the way to their destination with a mixed bag of experiences. >> security was kind of slow. >> lines were pretty long. >> i always anticipate delays. there were no problems at all. >> reporter: in icago, security lines looped through the terminal. one traveler facing a mile long line on her way to the plane. >> i've been here now a total of seven hours. took us about an hour and 15 minutes to get through that long security line. >> reporter: in denver, dense fog forced runways to close nearly 50 flights diverted to nearby airports. on the road, 40 million americans taking advantage of low gas prices about a half a dollar below those at the same time last year. but problems for some drivers. like here in malibu, rains causing a mud slide stranding about a dozen cars in mud and rocks. that same rain now moving into southern california, worsening driving conditions. >> we're just gearing up for what might come. not sure if anything is going to happen.
we need to be prepared just in case. >> reporter: one bright spot? the moisture turning into snow higher up. >> a lot of snow. it's nice. we need it. i'm happy. >> reporter: providing last-minute thanksgiving holiday fun for california's snowboarders and skiers. tom llamas, abc news, new york. here's a look at your weather. more rain across the west. mainly in california. second round is coming tomorrow. an arctic blast blows into the plains with dangerously cold temperatures. warming up in the east at least until tomorrow. scattered showers possible from houston to d.c. dry and warm in the southeast. >> mild in the east. 70s in the south. 50s and 60s in the east. 20s in kansas city and chicago. 8 degrees in minneapolis. we've got a big week coming for nasa as it gears up to take a first step toward a mission to mars. that step is the launch of an unmanned test capsule that will go on a two-hour mission. that's when it will orbit the earth nearly five times before splashing down into the pacific ocean.
it will soar 3,600 miles up. even if everything goes as planned, there is still no guarantee the capsule will ever be used to actually travel to mars. got to start somewhere. anyone who has ever taken a ride on the new york subway knows you never know what you'll see or heaear. here's a classic example. >> that's hector. he announced when he got on the train he was going to be getting married in just a few minutes. he asked other riders to give us some space. offered roses to those who gave up their seat. >> hector's bride got on the train with her maid of honor and the chaplain performed the ceremony as the train went over the bridge and arrived here in manhattan. >> i haven't seen this one. i've seen a lot of weird stuff on the train. >> usually these acts from one car to the next. >> you see a lot of that. >> some of them are quite good. i have to laugh at the woman who said, i don't want that rose. leave me alone.
>> classic new york. leave me alone. >> trying to get to work. >> isn't that something? everybody has their own thing. i don't care if you get married. i've got my own problems. that's all right. congrats. "the skinny" coming up. jake gyllenhaal ain't exactly skinny anymore. he's got a new movie role. you have to see this new picture of him just released. hacking hollywood. why one major studio believes north korea broke into his computer network and stole five new films. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by airborne dual action.
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call the number on your screen now. after so much hype and so many stores opening earlier than ever, the black friday weekend has disappointed big retailers. shoppers spent $51 billion over the long holiday weekend. sounds like a lot of money but that's 11% less than last year. some shoppers may be struggling while others are doing so well after the recession they don't even need to shop for bargains or shoppers are holding out for deeper discounts. glaxosmithkline is announcing major job cuts this week.
hundreds of staff members in the u.s. will learn if they are getting the ax on wednesday. the cuts are part of a major restructuring in which glaxosmithkline plans to save $1.5 billion over three years. it's been struggling with falling sales of its respiratory drugs. and sony pictures is fighting back against what they say is a brazen attack on its computer system. at least five unreleased movies have shown up online. a cybertheft valued in the millions. >> a key suspect may be a foreign dictator's government. abc's david wright explains. >> reporter: north korea isn't at all happy about seth rogen and james franco's new movie. >> take him out. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> what? >> reporter: the hermit kingdom reportedly threatened a strong and merciless countermeasure against sony pictures. when someone hacked the servers, some jumped to the obvious but
unlikely conclusion. >> every studio is terrified this could happen to them. >> reporter: yep, the theory is state-sponsored piracy. stealing unreleased copies of "annie" and "fury" and releasing them online. >> history is violent. >> reporter: sounds crazy but one south korean think tank claims north korea does have a team of hackers capable of something like this. >> this is speculation. nobody knows if north korea is really behind this. >> reporter: sony couldn't be reached for comment but cecilia vega recently asked rogen and franco about poking fun at pyongyang's famously thin-skinned dictator. >> risky move? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: of course, team america got there first. ironic if in this case north korea has the last laugh. david wright, abc news, new york. >> we don't know for sure. >> we don't know for sure. but if it is north korea, that's bad for the -- for sony because there's really nothing they can
do about it. >> can't touch them because this is a foreign government. folks in the u.s. have done time for this. this is a huge crime in the u.s. you can't touch a foreign government. >> not one that's not willing to cooperate. there you have it. but interesting subplot there. movie worthy, i would say. maybe that's the sequel. >> might even sell more tickets, get people more interested in the movie. if you have all this controversy back and forth. what? a government is so upset they are coming after the movie? must be a movie worth seeing. coming up, the jaw-dropping transformation of jake gyllenhaal, speaking of movies. also an obituary for a hollywood legend. the only problem is, he is very much still alive and breathing this morning. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
♪ skinny so skinny ♪ starting us off, one of hollywood's biggest movie stars lately, jake gyllenhaal. he's transformed himself for several different roles. his latest turn is maybe the biggest transformation we've seen. >> in gyllenhaal's latest film "nightcrawler" we saw him playing the scrawny lead character. he had to lose 25 pounds for that role. now he's beefed himself up immensely. he plays a boxer in "southpaw."
he worked really hard to get the look just right. >> he spent two times a day, seven days a week in the gym. the director even saying jake broke up with his girlfriend because he was in the gym so much. we have no word on when "southpaw" is going to hit theaters. that's a heck of a transformation, especially going from the scrawny guy we saw in the last time to the beefed up dude. the trailer released on friday for "star wars." a lot of people have seen this. episode 7 had the internet on fire. already racked more than 40 million views and counting. >> several of those were mine. the first taste of the new installment produced by abc's parent company disney. like any internet phenomenon it already has plenty of parodies. one of the most notable is a shot for shot remake using legos. look at this. >> the dark side.
the light. >> actually looks like the original "star wars" with all the little models. this version was not put together by the folks who brought you the lego movie. just one youtube jedi that goes by the name snooper king. nicely done. >> you've got some time on your hands, snooper king. it's cool. we like it. we've got proof here that it's never too late to find love. you remember susan boyle. she's revealing at the age of 53, she has finally landed herself a man. >> all right. the scottish singer rose to fame on "britain's got talent" and is dating her first boyfriend ever. in an interview with "the sun," she revealed he's an american doctor. they met while staying in the same hotel during her recent tour. >> just down at the bar? is that how it works? >> that's how it usually works, t.j. >> is it now, tai?
boyle who once disclosed she'd never been kissed said she does not want to share any more details than she already has. that would be unfair to him so that's all you're going to get. she's got a boyfriend. congratulations to her. >> finally, a story that blew up on twitter overnight. some users having fun with "people" magazine's accidental release of a hollywood legend's obituary. >> as far as kirk douglas knows, he is alive, and well. he's going to be turning 98 next week. now the obit was published. and to be fair, this is common practice in the media. it sounds morbid but news organizations have obituaries ready to go for many notable people who do get up there in age and maybe have had some health issues. this one posted to people's website last night. it did read at the very top, do not publish. see that? do not pub. you aren't supposed to put that out. >> leave it to twitter to take something like that and run with it. a little egg on the face for "people" magazine.
>> reporter: "stuart little" is a masterpiece of family entertainment. and that above the fireplace between geena davis and hugh laurie turns out it's a long lost masterpiece last seen in 1928 spotted one christmas by a hungarian art historian who was watching stuart little with his daughter. >> i went to the television and tried to clean the screen. is it real? >> reporter: it is. that historian tracked it down to an assistant set designer. the long lost work of hungarian avant-garde painter robert bereny. miracles do happen. this was stuffed behind a couch in buffalo for years. a michelangelo worth $300 million. this doodle picked up at a yard sale for 5 bucks is a warhol. what about this chinese bowl i bought for $3.50. >> certainly before 1872. >> really? >> it's old, it's chinese, and i like it, but -- >> the reality, you'll probably
get no more than $5 to $10 for it. >> reporter: but stuart little watching hungarian historian says there are perhaps hundreds more multimillion-dollar gems out there. >> the same painter, it is still in hiding. >> reporter: the stuart little cheap prop picked up at an antique store for 500 bucks is about to go under the hammer and expected to fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that's just my dream. >> what's that? to find -- >> that something you have in your house lying around is worth tons of money. >> oh, look at us. >> that's worth a fortune right there. >> what's wrong with our necks? come on, graphics. it's a long holiday weekend and graphic was struggling to get that look complete, right? that's what it was. thanks, guys. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning -- fegson fallout. the police officer cleared of charges now resigning from the force. also football players making an on-the-field protest that is smarking a new controversy. we're live with the details. cars trapped and miles of highway closed following a rockslide. more rain is expected. caught on camera. a high-speed crash on the racetrack. how anyone was able to walk away from this. and -- >> you did good for an old geezer. it's nice. >> a slap on the backside for a star nba player. good mornd morning to